Crowdshipping: Evaluating its Impacts on Travel Behavior

As communications technology innovations continue to rapidly transform retail supply chains, novel solutions are required to reduce transportation network impacts from ubiquitous last-mile shipments. In recent years, direct-to-home deliveries of household and consumer products have grown rapidly, requiring more vehicles carrying smaller shipment sizes to complete increasingly time-constrained movements to disparate destinations. Crowdshipping provides one potential approach to address resulting inefficiencies and redundancies in these local and last-mile deliveries.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    City College of New York

    Civil Engineering, Steinman T-127
    140th Street and Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Allahviranloo, Mahdieh

    Conway, Alison

  • Start Date: 20160801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01612973
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-32-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2016 3:53PM